When I was in Iraq, our Gunny lost his NVG’s (night vision goggles). Guess who got in trouble? Everyone below the rank of Gunny… In the middle of the desert, everyone had to dump their gear and wait for hours while SNCO’s searched our belongings. All operations were halted. The NVG’s were never found. Everyone continued to get fucked with for the next couple of days. The gunny “Gunnery Sergeant Alston” (also involved in the drowning at MCRD Camp Pendleton a few years back) was never punished.
It is my belief he should not only be punished for losing his equipment, but also be punished for abusing his authority and blaming his WHOLE ENTIRE UNIT instead of taking responsibility for his own actions.
As far as I have seen, this is what the majority of the leadership in the Marine Corps consists of.
Submitted by: Civilian